Central Quebec Canoe Trip

A Paddler's Paradise in the Canadian North

Chewonki’s history on the rivers of Quebec dates from the mid-1970s. The Chewonki participants who traveled them share a deep kinship and the stories from those trips are part of our lore. This canoe trip promises to be a memorable and challenging wilderness adventure for intermediate and advanced paddlers.


Central Quebec Canoe Trip

Ages: 15, 16, 17
Program Type: Canoeing
Grades: 10-11
Length: 3 Weeks
Tuition: $6,900


Session 1: June 25 – July 17
Session 2: July 21 – August 12

The Mistassibi & Aushuapmushuan

We begin in Maine with a couple of days spent at Big Eddy to refresh and sharpen specific whitewater canoeing skills. We then head north to the Mistassibi or Ashuapmushuan rivers (depending on water level) in Quebec. The Mistassibi and Aushuapmushuan rivers flow south through the boreal forest of central Quebec and into Lac-Saint-Jean, located a day’s drive north of Quebec City. The black spruce forest through which these beautiful rivers flow is the southern boundary of a remote, pristine landscape that stretches far north to the subarctic and the shores of Ungava Bay.

Embracing the Wild Waters

Both rivers offer a steady mix of almost contiguous class I and II whitewater, with class III rapids mixed in and an occasional class IV rapid. Some of the larger rapids provide opportunities for the group to learn the advanced expeditionary skill of lining canoes, and we will portage the Class 4 drops. We are excited to offer this unique opportunity to experience a magnificent, little-traveled region of remote interconnected waterways and forests.


Meet the Director

Jen Adams

Director of Outdoor Programs
1 (207) 656-5836

Deposit Information:

A fully completed registration form, director approval, and a deposit is required to hold a program space. Deposits are non-refundable.

  • $950 per child – Full Session and Leadership Expeditions 
  • $600 per child – Puffin Program 
  • $100 per child for families applying for financial aid 


We reserve the right to cancel, delay, substitute, or revise any program itinerary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If we are forced to cancel camp programming due to COVID-19, families will be given a full refund, including their deposit.

Ready, Set, Summer!